Two-Eyed Seeing

The Pathways to Planetary Health initiative at the Garrison Institute is partnering with See Change Sessions to introduce the power of applied contemplative practice to a new diverse audience.

The February 2024 See Change flagship event in Vermont features expert-led hands-on workshops, experiences, and talks based on ancient wisdom traditions and applied contemplative practice. Our partnership is helping a community of change agents engage with contemplative practice to become more insightful and innovative, collaborative and compassionate, and ultimately effective in addressing today’s pressing social and environmental issues.

Join us on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 4:30pm ET – in person or for free online – for a thought provoking and grounding conversation on Two-Eyed Seeing, a powerful practice for intentionally holding multiple mental models and ways of seeing the world.

Etuaptmumk, also known as Two-Eyed Seeing, is the philosophy of viewing the world from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous ways of knowing, and to see from the other eye with the strengths of Western ways of knowing. Join us as Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall, who originated the concept of Etuaptmumk, shares how it serves as a guiding principle for a co-learning journey that harmoniously blends different knowledge systems.

In this enlightening discussion moderated by Stephen Posner, PhD, Director of Pathways to Planetary Health with the Garrison Institute, Elder Marshall will be joined by Dr. Cliff Kapono, a PhD scientist, National Science Foundation Fellow and co-founder of the next generation research facility, Mega Lab. Cliff is also a professional surfer and Kanaka Maoli person focused on Indigenous knowledge and activism who embodies the practice of Etuaptmumk—skillfully using both eyes while practicing indigeneity and science for the benefit of all.

To join this event, visit the event page for details on registration and program. Virtual participants can register for a free online pass.  

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